CMS allows you to maintain your own site in non-technical language.

Self-Manage your Website


Once a website is completed, you can look after your own website content and images.

A Content Management System, also referred to as a CMS, is a web programming module that allows the non-technical person to make changes to their website's existing content without having to know any computer language.

There are certain times when a CMS is highly recommended:

  • When you need to make a lot of constant changes on a regular basis.
  • You are comnfortable working with images, such as cropping them, sizing and optimizing them to be used in your website.
  • You are confident that you can follow the overall layout of the design, keeping your image sizes consistent throughout the site, keeping the font consistent throughout the site, etc.
Content Management Systems


Are you wanting to look after your own site?

Looking after your own site is not as easy as it seems. There is a lot of background knowledge a "non web professional" needs to know when they want to easily maintain their own site "in plain English". The concept of creating websites was not originally meant to have non web developers create or maintain their own websites. This is why Content Management Systems were created.


We Do All Updates for you
If you only have very few changes over a monthly or longer period, you are usually better off letting us do the changes for you. Affordable Web Design Ltd and its team of Calgary web designers and developers are ready to quickly do your changes anytime you require them. In addition, even if you do have a lot of changes, not everyone has the time, patience or desire to look after their own content.

For those who don't want to maintain their own site, we will do all updates and maintenance for you. You just send us an email with your changes, and we will take care of the rest. There is no monthly maintenance fee - we only charge for the time taken to update your website, based on our hourly fee. For example, if you only need a small text or image change and it only takes 10 minutes, the hourly fee will be prorated to 10 minutes.

You do your own changes using Wordpress
Wordpress is often a popular choice for those wanting to look after their own website on a regular basis. Wordpress is a popular CMS, but it's not very easy to work with for the average user. Templates can be quite restrictive so you won't always be able to make the template do what you want it to.

If you want to maintain your Wordpress site, you need a general knowledge of how to work with administration panels, how to work with images and text.

Our own Custom CMS:
Several years ago, many people came to us complaining that they just couldn't deal with trying to do their own updates on their Wordpress sites. Our web developers therefore came up with an amazingly simple "content management system" which allows just about anyone to be able to look after a website easily, by themselves. We incorporate our Custom Content Management System into your customized site so that you can just follow the layout we have and easily update your information. However, as with any Content Management System, you still need to know how to work with images and certain computer functions.

Contact us to discuss your requirements so that we can recommend the best system for you.

Affordable Calgary Web offers technology to look after your own website content.